Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Orange Peel progress and a giveaway

Progress on my orange peel quilt (that has no orange in it). 
This one will take a while as it's my take-along handwork project right now.
The nice people at British Patchwork and Quilting spotlighted this blog in their Wandering the Web section of their August 2011 issue. I was so grateful for their shout out. And to make it even more fun, they sent along a few copies of their recent publication Inspirational Projects for me to share with you nice readers.
Leave a comment if you would like to have one of these copies for yourself. Be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger so that I can contact you if you win. I will leave the giveaway open until Saturday Aug 27, Midnight MST.
Thanks again British Patchwork and Quilting!

If you're looking for other fun goodies:
Fabricworm is having 15% off all their Japanese imports this week. I just ordered a fun little bundle.
Also, Burgundy Buttons is having a huge sale including current Fall and Halloween Moda collections.

159 comments:

  1. How exciting for you! Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. The quilt looks lovely and the magazines do too! I would love one!

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  3. Congratulations! Your orange peel quilt is beautiful. I love the colors.

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  4. Love that pattern! Your orange peel looks wonderful!

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  5. Hello Amy,

    It is nice to have a project to work on while waiting at places. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  6. I fell in love with Summer Butterflies as soon as I saw the picture. Beautiful project.

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  7. Of course I'd love to enter for a chance to win! Congratulations!! I know you're over the moon excited.

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  8. Love the looks of this magazine.Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  9. I love the symmetry of the orange peel quilt. Gorgeous!

    I'd love to go into the draw for the magazine!

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  10. Love your orange peels. They look happy! :-) Thanks for the fun drawing, I'd love to be in the hat too!

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  11. I would love to start a portable project...but first I should probably learn how to quilt by hand :) Maybe I could use a project from the magazine to learn how!

    ~Sue

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  12. So exciting for you, congratulations! I'd love a copy, thank-you for the giveaway :)

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  13. Congratulations! I know I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Wow!! Thanks for a chance to win a copy!! Take care!
    Paulette

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  15. I love Orange Peel and especially like the way you're making it on shirtings. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  16. How fun. The magazine looks great.

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  17. The quilt looks amazing.
    I`m doing a runner with that pattern.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. That's so exciting!!! Congratulations!!! I'd love to win a copy!! Thanks!!!!

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  19. How wonderful for you! That butterfly quilt on the cover is just gorgeous! Please count me in on your give away.

    Your orange peel is coming along. My step-mom has one done in fabrics from the 40's and I <3 it!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sandy A

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  20. love the orange peel! And I'd love a chance to win a magazine. thanks.

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  21. Love that butterfly quilt on the front cover. I can envision it in the colors of a peacocks feather, or bright yellows, oranges and reds too. Now my mind is churning......thanks!

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  22. Congrats on the 'shout out', very cool. Love the orange peel project you are working on.

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  23. Ack!! Your orange peel is looking fabulous...what size are the slices?

    My boss ordered me some 6" peels and I have the fabric....I just don't have the time to start another project and you are killing me!;)

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  24. Congrats on the shout out! Your "orange" peels look great!

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  25. Your quilt looks great so far! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I am a new quilter. Who knew it would be so fun! Orange Peel? What's an orange peel? I am soaking up all the knowledge I can!

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  27. Your Orange Peel is looking great! Congratulations on the publication.

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  28. HELLO! YOUR ORANGE PEEL QUILT IS SO NEAT! LOVE IT!
    I'D LOVE ONE OF THE COPIES FROM BRITISH PATCHWORK+QUILTING!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  29. Congratulations, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. Congrats!! Count me in! ps... I'm a new follower!

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  31. A devoted follower here who would love this book! I love the quilt on the cover and bet there are more of the same in the book. Thanks for the offer.

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  32. so fun to be spotlighted. You deserve it, your blog is so fun. I love it when "diary of a quilter" shows up in my reader!

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  33. Congratulations on the magazine! I would love to get one to read.

    email: gcgrad05@gmail.com

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  34. Congratulations on being in the magazine and thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. Congrats on the magazine! I would love a copy! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  36. congrats!! thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  37. So awesome that you're in the magazine! :)

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  38. How exciting for you! Thanks for the chance.

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  39. I love your orange peel quilt. I want to try one some day.

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  40. Oh, how I love quilting magazines! They're so inspirational. You're orange peel quilt is really nice. I want to do one of those someday soon.
    Lroghair (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. Congrats! I like your orangeless orange peel quilt. Cant wait to see it done. I would love to win the magazine. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. YaY for the shout out!
    smiles~beth

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  43. Would love to win one of these magazines. I love the butterfly quilt. It reminds me of my grandma.

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  44. Love your quilt so far! It'll be gorgeous when it's done!! :) I'd love to win a copy of this magazine! Thanks!!

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  45. I nearly jumped out of my seat when I saw the cover of that magazine! Earlier this year, my non-quilter grandma gave me a stack of hand pieced, hand embroidered butterflies made from vintage fabrics on a plain muslin background. She said she didn't know the history of the blocks, only that she thought her childhood housekeeper gave them to my great-grandmother and that she's been storing them all these years. Its a mystery, and as much as I stare at them, I haven't been able to figure out what to do with them. Maybe the answer is to get some vintage fabric and try to duplicate them so I have enough butterflies for a quilt top similar to the photo on the cover?

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  46. Congratulations! I already knew your were inspiring...

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  47. Congrats! The orange peel looks lovely.

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  48. Love the quilt. Congratulations! Fan4may at aol dot com

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  49. I've never seen this magazine, but I would definitely love to take a peek at it.

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  50. Congratulations on being notice again Amy! I would love to check out the magazine.

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  51. Great orange peel blocks! That book looks like fun. Thanks!

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  52. Count me in for this giveaway, & I can't wait to see more of your quilt...I know what is next on my list of quilt projects!

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  53. Congrats on having your work recognized! The book looks great.

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  54. How lovely for you, congratulations! Would love a copy of the magazine, thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. Butterflies was what my grannie always made, so they hodl a special place for me to do also
    thanks for the giveaway opportunity. contact me at kingcooper0001@aol.com

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  56. Congratulations and thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  57. I love your quilt :) so lovely!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  58. That must have been exciting. Yhanks for the chance!

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  59. Ooh, I love that little 'Summer Butterflies" quilt!

    arbitraryaardvark (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. I would really like to have a copy of that in my collection. Thank you for the chance to win. PS: If you want I am having a giveaway for an AccuQuilt GO! Baby over at The Learning Curve http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com. Come on over and get your 4 entries in to win. I am a follower of your blog.

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  61. Congrats! Thanks for sharing

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  62. Congratulations! Hooray for Inspiration - I need some! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  63. Congratulations on the magazine.Your (no) orange peel is looking good.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  64. Not sure if the competition is open to International peeps, but even if it isn't, I just wanted to say I love your orange peel quilt (with no orange), it looks lovely and the fabrics are fab!

    S x

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  65. I'd love to be entered in your give-away. Thanks! I just recently found your blog. The orange peels look great!

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  66. i love your orange peel quilt and would love to make one myself someday when i get a few other projects crossed off my to do list.

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  67. That looks like a good magazine, and btw, I love the orange peels! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. I love your orange peel project (and the irony!), thanks for the giveaway :)

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  69. oh I have a thing for butterflies, I would love to win this magazine....congrats for being highlighted for your blog. I love your orange peel quilt I am actually working on a scrappy version of this as a take a long project too!
    Kathie

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  70. Such a nice giveaway ! Thanks !

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  71. Congratulations. Thank you for the giveaway

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  72. That looks like an awesome resource for inspiration! I would love a chance to win one!
    Blessings,
    AlwaysSewLove

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  73. Lovely quilt - thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. I love this pattern, my very first quilt ever was this pattern in soft pink and white.

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  75. Love feeding my quilt magazine addiction, LOL. :)

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  76. How exciting Amy!! Congratulations on being recognized all the way across the pond. The magic of the internet can still amaze. :) I love quilty magazines, this one looks nice, and they must have great content if they featured you! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    ~Karissa

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  77. I'll be interested in seeing how it all turns out. Curves are my nemesis so I avoid them altogether. It would be fun to see the quilting styles of the folks across the pond.

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  78. I love yor Orange Peel, would love to do one one day.

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  79. I would love to win a copy! Thank you for sharing with us! =)

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  80. Me too! Love to win a copy. I purchase a couple of Int'l published mags. and love them.

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  81. Oh yes that would be lovely. lexilucas@gmail.com
    Thanks

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  82. I truly love to read the UK magazines. While relaxing in the whirlpool tub last evening I decided to read my European edition of my sewing magazine SEWINGWORLD- I just love the ad's and all the fabric choices. I already have a project planned. Glad you were featured in this one as well. I hope to read the shout out.

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  83. Congrats lady! What wonderful news! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. Congrats! I hope I win, I love quilting magazines!

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  85. Love the orange peel quilt you are working on. Aren't take along projects fun? I would love the magazine. Thanks for the chance.

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  86. Cngrats on the feature! I love the orange peel, it will be a fun one to see grow, I am sure. I stopped by from Sew we quilt, I am a 'quilter' who also knows how to embroider but have not ever done them both together. So glad to find your blog.
    Electronmom2000@Gmail.com

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  87. Oh, I would love to have a copy lol!!! I am loving your orange peel and thinking I need to start one too :)

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  88. I would love to have a copy! Your orange peels are lovely.
    stacy.hadwin@gmail.com

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  89. Your orange peel is lookin hot Ms. Amy. Now I want to make one too!

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  90. The colors of your orange peel quilt are beautiful. I love admiring all the different type of quilting patterns.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  91. Well, of course I would love a new magazine, but with 95 comments.....where can I buy this magazine in Kansas,USA??? love all your quilts and info, by the way.

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  92. Thanks for the great giveaway. I'd love to win. :) I am loving your quilt.

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  93. I really like your orange peel quilt! I'm scared of curves right now, so I admire your bravery! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. Very cool! How exciting for you. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. I would love to receive a great magazine like Inspirational projects. Always looking for new and exciting quilting projects to dream about and make.

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  96. Your orange peel blocks have inspired me to pull out some repro fabric and start one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. Your orange peel is delightful! I love the background fabrics, they add so much interest! Congrats on the shout out as well.

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  98. I am in LOVE with your orange peel quilt! I want to do one too. Maybe when I finish my hex quilt, it can be my new hand project. (In about 10 years). I love the colors and the vintagy feel of it. (And I was even going to leave that comment before I knew there was a giveaway.)

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  99. With you making projects like this orange peel, I can see why they highlighted you! I would love the read this overseas publication. It has feedsack quilts on the cover. How could you go wrong?

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  100. looks like a great magazine....and love the orange peel quilt!

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  101. Congrats on the blog spotlight Amy! I'd love to have a copy of that magazine - I could use a little inspiration right now :)

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  102. Love your orange peel. I'm not brave enough to start one yet. Congratulations on the spotlight in the magazine. I would love to win a copy.
    Thanks for the chance!
    Gale

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  103. Congrats! Love your orange peel quilt and think it would be extra special if you made one in ORANGE!! :) Pls count me in for the giveaway.

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  104. Looks like an interesting read!

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  105. Wow well done you. Love your hand piecing too.

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  106. your orange peel is shaping up nicely!
    yes, winning a book on quilting would tickle my fancy...... thanx for sharing!

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  107. What a great giveaway! Thanks!

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  108. I would LOVE to have one of those books...I need inspiration to start quilting again. With a newborn and 2 other young children I need something to save my sanity between homeschooling and diapers!!

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  109. Hand-work is so therapeutic, don't you think?! Is this a freezer paper applique? I learned how to do one in my first quilt class and haven't done one since. LIke the scrappy look to your quilt. Hope I'm a winner for the magazines.

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  110. Congratulations! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

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  111. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  112. How fun that you get to share! Very appropriate for you to appear in a British Magazine!

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  113. Thanks for sharing! I'd love to Win a Copy of the Magazine.

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  114. I love the fabric choices you made on the orange peel quilt. It looks soooo vintage! Pick me for the giveaway!

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  115. Congratulations! What a wonderful opportunity to be published.

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  116. I love your orange peel quilt. I am working on one with the strata method so it takes me a long time to prepare the "peels". Can't imagine working on it by hand though. I am machine sewing mine. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

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  117. Congratulations on being featured! Good going! Thank you for this great giveaway. Looks like a very inspirational magazine.
    Love your Orange Peel with no orange.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  118. I would love a copy! We all need inspiration! I'm working on my first handheld hexagon concoction! Time will tell as it evolves I guess! KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

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  119. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Inspirational Projects magazine! I love half square triangles and pinwheels and the page you are showing is calling my name! Hope to hear from you soon announcing that I'm the winner! (A little positive thinking never hurt anybody -- talk to you tomorrow...) Shahann at yahoo dot com Have a great weekend!

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  120. I would love a magazine! Your orange peel quilt looks like a great take along project!
    Linda.Nell.Cates@gmail.com

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  121. Congratulations on "being published". And thanks for a chance to win the magazine.

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  122. I would love to have a copy of Inspirational Projects!

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  123. Congratulations! I love the fabric you're using in your orange peel quilt. :)

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  124. Fantastic! Giveaway is great, thanks :)
    emilylevey@yahoo.co.uk

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  125. I am really liking your orange peel! I like the background colors a lot!

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  126. Congratulations on being featured. I would enjoy one of the magazines so please enter me into your drawing. Best wishes for more recognition!

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  127. Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  128. Very cool, a mention in a magazine. Your orange peel quilt is looking good, I've been really drawn to that design lately.

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  129. Wonderful orange peel quilt! Congratulations! I've never viewed this magazine. Would love to see it! Have a great weekend!

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  130. aud-kat@hotmail.com oooh, i love new magazines!!

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  131. I'd love a chance to see a new (to me) magazine!! Love your orange peel quilt beginnings!

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  132. Congrats - how exciting! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Missy
    http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com

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  133. The Orange Peel is looking brilliant. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  134. Oh wow! I have been looking for that butterfly pattern for a year now! It is awesome!

    Barb C.

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  135. Congrats! Thanks for the chance to win

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  136. I love the orange-less orange peels. Super cute. I love a good take along project. Makes moving about quite enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.

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  137. Congratulations!
    Of course I would like to have one of these magazines. Your tutorials are great.
    charosgd@gmail.com

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  138. Love this orange peel quilt - can't wait to see the final product! And thanks for the chance to win this little happy of yours.

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  139. Congratulations! I love the orange peel pattern. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

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  140. I love butterfly patterns and the orange peel pattern is wonderful.
    It is fun to see different magazines. Congratulations on being published. Thanks for the chance to win a new to me magazine.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  141. Oh, my, your scrappy orange peel is fabulous!

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  142. The editors of that magazine have great taste. Congratulations. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  143. Oh fun! Good for you - it's nice to be recognized. Love your orange peel blocks!

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  144. wow! truly loving how your orange peel quilt is looking... love love love it. can't wait to see your progress, take as long as you like xo amy

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  145. I love the orange peel quilt. I had no idea that was the name of that pattern.

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  147. I love to be inspired! Just ask all the fabric in my sewing room.

    Lamse@comcast.net

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